[Hearing handicap--an addition to audiometric hearing loss. Results of an exploratory study of auditory communication disorders in the elderly].

@article{Bertoli1996HearingHA,
  title={[Hearing handicap--an addition to audiometric hearing loss. Results of an exploratory study of auditory communication disorders in the elderly].},
  author={Sibylle Bertoli and Rudolf Probst and Pam Jordan},
  journal={HNO},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={376-84}
}
Hearing problems in elderly patients cannot be evaluated completely with conventional audiological tests in most cases. Two hundred and one subjects aged 60 years or more complaining of hearing problems were studied. The following tests were employed: pure-tone audiometry, the "Basler Satztest" (a German version of the SPIN-test assessing speech perception in noise), and a German version of a "Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly" (HHIE). These latter versions were developed in our… CONTINUE READING